Spryo Gyra’s 2019 tour stops in Saugatuck on November 23rd. Spyro Gyra is a contemporary jazz icon who has continued to reach an international audience for over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums. In 2019, they will release their 31st album, Vinyl Tap.
Their 2019 tour stops in Saugatuck for what is sure to be an intimate and exciting evening of innovative jazz. Buy your tickets now and secure the very best seats for Spyro Gyra.
“My hope is that our music has the same effect on the audience that it does on me,” says group leader Jay Beckenstein. “I’ve always felt that music, and particularly instrumental music, has this non-literal quality that lets people travel to a place where there are no words. Whether it’s touching their emotions or connecting them to something that reminds them of something much bigger than themselves, there’s this beauty in music that’s not connected to sentences. It’s very transportive. I would hope that when people hear our music or come to see us, they’re able to share that with us.”
“Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums, achieving one Platinum and two Gold albums.and played over five thousand shows on six continents. (Look out, Antarctica!) They have accomplished this due to a forward looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while never resting on past success. It has proven to be a recipe for longevity for this jazz group while music in general has gone in and out of styles in ever shorter cycles.
2019 Platinum Performance Sponsors: Steve Kiss of Hilliard Lyons, Holland Doctors of Audiology, Hoffman Jewelers of East Grand Rapids, Jim Sellman of Shoreline Realtors, Bob and Michelle Fish, George Stoutin of Edward Jones, Laura and Melanie Durham of Mill Pond Realty, Inc.